Air Emissions

Georgia Emissions Reporting

Emissions Statement (due June 15)

An Emissions Statement is required if the actual emissions of NOx and VOCs at your facility exceed 25 tons per year, and your facility is located in any of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding, or Walton.

The Emissions Statement deadline is June 15 and facilities can submit them online using our Georgia Environmental Connections Online (GECO) system.  Emissions Statements are required by the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control 391-3-1-.02(6)(a)4 usually for facilities that  have a Part 70 Title V Operating Permit.

Emissions Inventory / Facility Inventory (due June 30)

Facilities whose potential emissions equal or exceed the annual thresholds shown in the table below for any of the indicated pollutants are required to submit a Facility Inventory by June 30 each year.

Facilities can submit their Facility Inventory online using our Georgia Environmental Connections Online (GECO) system

Pollutant Thresholds
(tons per year)
Atlanta Nonattainment
(tons per year)
SOx 2500 2500
VOC 250 250
NOx 2500 2500
CO 2500 2500
PM10 250 250
PM2.5 250 250
NH3 250 250

Federal regulation (40 CFR 51 - Air Emissions Reporting Requirements) requires us to develop an Emission Inventory which contains all of the emissions data for Georgia by pollutant and source type.  The Facility Inventories we receive every year help us develop the Emission Inventory we use to design state plans to curb pollution.  Learn more about our  Download this pdf file.Emission Inventory System .

In addition to Georgia’s Emission Inventory System managed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency collects information about hazardous pollutants released in the environment in a national database called the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).


If you have questions or need assistance with your GECO registration, please Jing Wang in the Emissions and Control Strategies Unit.

You may also use the  Download this pdf file.Facility Guide to GECO  as a training tool for GECO.